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TV/Film & Literature / Re: 2018 Weekend Box Office Thread
« Last post by RedJed on Today at 01:57:19 AM »
On the subject of explosions, holy fuck was there alot in this one. Fire and explosion scenes endlessly. Your son will be in heaven!
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Wrestling / Re: Racist Reinstated in WWE HOF, Brother!
« Last post by RedJed on Today at 01:55:43 AM »
The one thing about all this that I didnt get is why, right now, they bring him back. Especially when there already is an issue on the whole Papa Johns racism controversy from this past weekend. Kind of a bad time to be doing this when that's so fresh in people's minds.

I knew eventually he would be back, but I kinda figured they would just wait til before next year's Mania or something.
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Current Events / Re: The Trump Presidency V3
« Last post by RedJed on Today at 01:50:14 AM »
I actually think the Butina story is a bigger deal than the Helsinki Summit. Now nothing may come out of it, but I love that people are getting indicted or arrested and it's essentially the Everything's Fine meme from Trump supporters after today's embarrassment.

Absolutely. The Summit just showed Trump's ass with all this Russia shit....it was sad, pathetic, tone-deaf, etc for sure....but I think we all knew Trump was in the pocket of Putin, that just confirmed it with the wink, the verbiage, etc.

The Butina indictment hopefully will lead to so much more with this NRA/Russia/GOP triangular shit. I would love nothing more than the NRA to crumble in front of us all, lose all influence in our society and politics, and be exposed for the propagandist vehicle that is it. After seeing video upon video of that Dana mega-cunt spout her evil about how the country is against Trump and against guns, etc, it was pretty obvious what was going on there. Fear mongering at it's worst. Dividing our country on behalf of another.
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Wrestling / Re: Racist Reinstated in WWE HOF, Brother!
« Last post by The Paper Industry on Today at 01:47:28 AM »
http://whatculture.com/wwe/mark-henry-only-half-of-wwes-black-wrestlers-approve-of-hulk-hogan-return

Hogan was lying in his initial tweet, though I think anyone that knows Hogan knew that.

I wouldn't have had him back at all, but I definitely wouldn't have him back now. Someone that alienates half of your black workforce being on the payroll is such a racist slap in the face. I think most people initially accepted this based on the idea that the locker room was okay with it. This isn't like fans that have an issue, who can simply stop watching. This affects these workers' actual place of employment. Knowing HHH:

http://www.wrestlinginc.com/wi/news/2014/1104/584649/triple-h-allegedly-says-racist-remarks-around-wwe-employees/

The people that disapprove should do something about it. Legally speaking, of course.
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MMA/Boxing / Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
« Last post by The Paper Industry on Today at 01:36:00 AM »
honestly this stuff just makes me think the FBI should look into MMA if they want to find the Trump-Putin connection. Between his dealings with Dana and Fedor, there is probably at least one strong piece of evidence that can help link Trump's performance in the 2016 election to Putin.
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TV/Film & Literature / Re: 2018 Weekend Box Office Thread
« Last post by Damaramu on Today at 01:33:38 AM »
When I saw Skyscraper on Saturday, there was just two others in the theater. Ouch.

It was probably the most cliche Rock action flick to date (lots of homaging to Die Hard on some levels), but I enjoyed seeing Neve Campbell back on the screen even if it was for a basic role like this.

The 3D effects were pretty strong, probably the strongest positive I can say about this. But a totally forgettable story for sure.

The Rock is just going to keep pumping movies out at this point I think.

My son really wants to see Skyscraper. Good to know explosions will still attract young boys. Things haven't changed too much since I was young after all.
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TV/Film & Literature / Re: 2018 Weekend Box Office Thread
« Last post by RedJed on Today at 01:29:11 AM »
When I saw Skyscraper on Saturday, there was just two others in the theater. Ouch.

It was probably the most cliche Rock action flick to date (lots of homaging to Die Hard on some levels), but I enjoyed seeing Neve Campbell back on the screen even if it was for a basic role like this.

The 3D effects were pretty strong, probably the strongest positive I can say about this. But a totally forgettable story for sure.
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Sports / Re: This Month in Baseball - July
« Last post by alkeiper on Today at 01:25:47 AM »
So chances that Jacob deGrom is the first Cy Young winner with a losing record? Still ton of time left but certainly possible.  Will baseball "purists" lose their shit or has the tide finally turned on wins for pitchers?

He could end up with less than 10 wins and a well below 2.00 ERA. That's insane to think about.
deGrom is 5-4, which is still above .500. I can't imagine a scenario where he falls below .500 and is still the best pitcher in the league.

I could see a pitcher of deGrom's profile winning a Cy Young. Hernandez won it at 13-12. deGrom only has four losses, that's a positive. The problem is that Scherzer is 12-5, Nola is 12-3. They're both on pace for 20 wins, and if voters give deGrom a Cy Young they won't take it from a 20 game winner.

deGrom's season really is remarkable. In his last fifteen starts he's produced a 1.28 ERA and allowed sixteen runs total. The Mets are 5-10 in those starts. I think it's clear there are unusual circumstances in Queens this year.
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Wrestling / Re: NJPW G1 Climax 2018: there will be spoilers!
« Last post by RedJed on Today at 01:14:20 AM »
I get what they are doing with White, but they better be careful here. Two wins against Okada and Tanahashi with the same finish basically, using Red Shoes as bait to fuck over the babyface and then chairshots? I get it the first time, but then to repeat it the second time....you could see, hear, and feel the crowd fuckin deflate after White pushed Red Shoes into the corner and Tana crotched. It just killed the heat for that match, which up to that point was pretty damn good. Normally Gedo books more careful than this, and more smarter. While White has brought it with the in-ring in the G1 so far, the manner of the finishes in his first two matches is a slippery slope they need to address. Like CWM said, the standard is different in this company in that the fanbase expects more than something like that. I get a cheap win here and there, but there is a fine line they need to be mindful about.

Elgin has come across pretty well in this so far, and as I figured, Fale is getting treated like a legit threat in this. This Okada stuff needs to find a corner to turn instead of the direction it keeps going too. I'm hoping they swing it and he starts getting his "mojo" back in this whole thing after a few losses that did him no favors in the long run.

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Wrestling / Re: TWIW 7/16-7/22: BOB is on the road to Summerslam
« Last post by RedJed on Today at 01:01:24 AM »
Figures they go ahead and just whitewash the idea that Lashley should have just gotten the title shot vs Lesnar with the win at the ppv. If they built this right (which is a stretch, I know) they could have a heck of a MMA style build (I'm thinking similarly to Angle and Joe eons ago in the good days of TNA) with Lashley being positioned as the only true test for Lesnar because of his credibility in MMA. But its pretty clear that's not going to happen. Its obvious as fuck now that its just all about Roman again, yay. As others have said, the crowd in NYC is going to shit royally over it if they do Roman and Lesnar at SS. I bet Hogan gets named as special ref and much like they tried with Rock giving Roman the rub years ago by raising his hand (which failed miserably), having Hogan raise Roman's hand at the end isn't going to get them the desired reaction at all in the long run either. This f'n company....the denseness and naivety is strong with em.

I think its hilarious though that some of you guys cant see the difference between the bullshit countdown thing in the ppv Ironman match (which to me, had nothing to do with smart fans voicing displeasure in the product, they were just being self-absorded idiots trying to be "cute") and reactions in general (and warranted at that) reacting to a product being garbage and wrong guys being pushed, etc. Nobody here is saying the fans dont have the right to do that. Hell, I've done it myself many times at WWE shows, including voicing my displeasure in attendance at Mania during the main the past 3 years when it was clear Roman was being positioned in a certain way ad nauseum. I'm exhausted of them trying to push Roman as the guy more and more even though he's been in that spot for years really already. It's fucking insanity. So now the plan seemingly is he will get the big win against Lesnar finally, accomplishing ZERO in transferring the rub from Lesnar's years with the company to a guy who wont get any more over because of it (what a waste of Lesnar's run) and then Strowman cashes in, meaning we get Roman chasing the title AGAIN? Seriously?

I wish one of these times, instead of the hijacking stuff, fans would literally turn their back to the undesirable match of choice, that might get some people in the company to finally take note on some level. But it will never happen.
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